Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 PSP

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. AceGamez
    100
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is arguably the best football game to own for your PSP (or any system for that matter).
  2. We can't help but feel that PES 2008 PSP puts the more illustrious versions of the game to shame, a bit like Barnsley knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup.
  3. What it lacks in authenticity, it makes up for in gameplay. Arguably the best football game on the system - once you've mastered the basics.
  4. 89
    A bona-fide PES game on the PSP, PES 2008 admittedly only takes small steps from last year’s title, but it takes all the right ones.
  5. 83
    A very impressive soccer game, mainly because it mimics the console versions so well. While it would have been nice to see a few specialized PSP mini-games, the fact that we can play through years in Master League with a created player and watch him develop is cool enough.
  6. Seen on its whole, PES 2008 has all the virtues of the series, managing to be fun and thrilling. However, as a new edition, it's far from essential.
  7. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    It may be a little rough around the edges, but PES is still the most action-packed footie game on PSP. [Dec 2007, p.122]
  8. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    The core gameplay is so well-balanced. [Mar 2008, p.103]
  9. Games Master UK
    90
    The best footy game on PSP and quite honestly as good as it gets on handheld. [Mar 2008, p.75]
  10. For those who were rightfully disappointed by Pro Evolution installments on the PSP in the past, this is a great improvement.
  11. PSM3 Magazine UK
    81
    Much the same in terms of gameplay, but still ace. We're not sure there's enough new here, though. [Mar 2008, p.72]
  12. Play UK
    77
    It can be so fluid and so slick at times, but by God, it's so bloody annoying sometimes. [Issue#163, p.87]

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. ZidaneSAID
    Aug 17, 2008
    8
    By far the best PES on the PSP, but it's still not the perfect conversion of the PS2 version, and I'm not talking about the graphicsBy far the best PES on the PSP, but it's still not the perfect conversion of the PS2 version, and I'm not talking about the graphics nor the controls...
    There are also from time to time some kind of "lag" during wireless games that completely screws the game.
    Also, the games lacks a true training mode, but fortunately, the master league mode is here and it's absolutely fantastic.
    Full Review »
  2. MaciejS.
    Apr 18, 2008
    3
    This game COULD be so great... with the help of a single patch you can bring your whole football world to a up to date state, the graphics This game COULD be so great... with the help of a single patch you can bring your whole football world to a up to date state, the graphics are great... BUT: This game cheats. Constantly. Your players work completely differently then the AI ones. There are "phases" when it's simply impossible to stop an AI player without committing a yellow card foul. The players both on the offense and the defense position themselves totally different for you or the AI (just try playing against a team, you just controlled leaving the default settings for this team on... You'll see what I mean) - The AI has always up to 7,8 players in the box while your sorry defense line waits to be broken somewhere between the middle line and the 16m... It could be great but is simply frustrating. Sure, you can learn how to beat the AI, but it's not because you play it as a football game on the same terms, it's because you learn to dribble in circles forever until you get an opening on goal etc... I call this meta-gaming and it's not what I want to get. Full Review »
  3. [Annymous]
    Apr 12, 2008
    10
    Simply must own for every futbol fan.